In the long, storied history of the NHL, there have been many great franchises who have emerged from the pack, winning Stanley Cups seemingly at will and hosting the best players that ever took the ice.
However, much like the weird cousin no one invites to family functions, many of these teams have had moments that they just want to forget about. Maybe it was the coach or players, or maybe it was just plain bad luck that caused a team to go down the drain.
As much fun as it is to look back on great teams, it's just as much fun to take a look at the bottom-dwellers. With that in mind, I present to you the worst teams to ever take the ice in the National Hockey League.